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City and urban sound effects & recordings – including crowds, walla, traffic and other city activity

  • City Life Everyday Life in Paris Play Track 118+ sounds included $90

    Want the sound of the real Paris? This library gets you the authentic sounds and ambiences of Paris, captured by Parisian natives Frederic Devanlay and Cedric Denooz. From the charms of the Quais de Seine, the quietness of its parks, the liveness of its courtyards, the frenzy ballet of its boulevards, and the warmness of its markets, the library captures the colors and shades of the French capital.

    Paris locations recorded include:Alboni Street • Bercy Village • Dasnier Street • Daumesnil Market • Durban Street • Gare De Lyon • Lekain Street • Montmatre • Mouffetard Street • Nadeau Street • Notre Dame • Oberkampf Street • Pere Lachaise • Place Contrescarpe • Place Menilmontant • Place Tu Tertre • Porte De Vincennes • Quays of the Seine river • Robineau Street • Sacre Ceur • Saint Maur Street • Saint Mandé Station • Trocadero Park – and many more!

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  • City Life EXT Play Track 125 sounds included, 546 mins total $39

    Over 9 hours of carefully recorded exterior ambiences, from cities, streets, squares and stations, to natural environments such as forests, parks and waterfalls.

    These recordings were made over a four year period, mainly in locations across Europe, including the streets of Malta, the Black Forest in Germany and city squares in Lithuania.

    Includes EXT ambience types such as:

    • Busy city streets and roads with traffic, trams, people, etc
    • Quiet suburban streets, parks and squares
    • City and town squares with people and distant traffic
    • Wet streets with traffic and people, during and after rainfall
    • Canals and boats
    • Airport Taxi area
    • Outdoor parking lots
    • Rooftop and balcony recordings
    • Walla
    • Countryside ambience with birds
    • Forest and lagoon
    • Sea and waves
    • Waterfalls
    • Rain and thunder

    All sounds were recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96kHz, with embedded meta data.

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  • Ambisonics Fireworks 1 Play Track 27 sounds included, 27 mins total $75

    A collection of fireworks sound effects, mostly recorded from the launching area, close to the mortars for some big booms and fuse sounds. Of course you will find classical fireworks atmosphere here too. And if you are looking for rocket sounds or loud blasts, you should try slowing them down.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • City Life Fireworks Ambiences – 5.0 Surround Play Track 100+ sounds included, 25 mins total $19 $14

    Get 25 minutes of continuous fireworks recordings from New Year's Eve in Berlin – captured in true 5.0 surround sound!

    Recorded with an INA 5 surround microphone array, comes with 5 full range channels (23 – 20.000 Hz) – no LFE (0.1) channel needed.

    Other highlights:

    • Discrete L/R/C/LS/RS routing – just drop 5 tracks into your DAW
    • Compatible with the ITU-R BS.775 recommendation
    • Realistic sound location, true to the original sound color
    • 24 Bit / 96 kHz / high dynamic range recording
    • Equipment: 5x Rode NT1, RME UCX, RME Quadmic 2
    • Royalty free, instantly downloadable

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  • City Life Fireworks from Paris Play Track 138+ sounds included, 18 mins total $18

    'Fireworks From Paris' is a sound library, recorded as Paris was celebrating the Bastille Day on July 14th 2016. The firework recordings are divided into categories such as tiny explosions, middle explosions, and powerful explosions. The library features both solo explosions, as well as multiple blasts. It comes with 2×138 recordings, in stereo as well as UPMIX 5.1.

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  • City Life Gutters & Drains Play Track 29 sounds included, 35 mins total $15

    This library is full of watery sounds to give your urban and residential soundscapes detail and character. This collection has 29 recordings of these troughs after various storms, offering everything from water lightly dripping into a sewer to heavy flowing drains. All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.

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  • City Life Hong Kong Ambiences Play Track 18+ sounds included, 75 mins total $49

    Welcome to the Hong Kong Ambience sound effects library (1 hour and 15 minutes long, 1.6gb compressed .rar file, 2.4gb Uncompressed). This package contains sounds of what the Cantonese people hear during their daily commutes and can be used for common Asian scenes, China Town scenes, etc. All 18 ready to use and loop-able stereo wave files were captured in 24 Bit, 96 kHz (each in 3, 4, or 5 minutes long), and include metadata.

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  • City Life Incredible Sounds of India Vol. II – Urban Play Track 44 sounds included, 185 min mins total From: $45 From: $30

    A comprehensive Ambience Collection of Urban India ambiences, featuring cities like Mumbai, Port Blair, Rishikesh and Udaipur.

    It includes Scenes of everyday life in India, street life scenes, Prayer, Chants, Mantras, Muslim Prayer, Train Rides, Busy streets, Traffic, Markets, Rivers, Roomtones of Busy People, Andaman Islands, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Kerala, Uttarakhand.

    Bundle option:
    Also available in the Incredible Sounds of India Bundle, featuring this library + Incredible Sounds of India Vol. I – Countryside – for a very special price below:
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  • City Life Indonesia Play Track 53+ sounds included, 116 mins total $55

    'Indonesia' is a unique collection of 57 sounds recorded and produced with high quality equipment of DPA, Neumann and Audio Technica mics powered by an Aeta Mixy. This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds recorded on three different islands during national festivities for nice diversity! This collection includes:

    • Villages and countrysides of Java and Lombok.
    • Forest: from volcanoes and tropical places.
    • Market: from small to big, outdoor and indoor
    • City: busy to calm, day and night.
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  • City Life INT Play Track 124 sounds included, 546 mins total $39

    Over 9 hours of interior ambience recordings, from busy shopping malls, underground carparks, markets and stations, to quiet indoor pools, empty basements and room tones.

    These recordings were made over a four year period, mainly in locations across Europe, including Malta, Germany, Belgium, Lithuania and Spain.

    The collection is divided into 6 useful categories:

    Stores Markets Malls: From crowded market places to empty shopping malls.

    Public Transport: Buses, airplanes, train stations, airports and more.

    Restaurants and Cafeterias: Quiet to noisy, with crowd walla and chatter in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, German and more.

    Room Tones: Empty basements, old houses, offices, city apartments, hotel rooms and more.

    Underground Parking: Busy and quiet

    Lobby Church Pool: Hotel lobby, large cathedral, small church and indoor swimming pool.

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  • City Life Israel Life Play Track 29+ sounds included, 130 mins total $20

    This audio library brings 29 crowd ambiences from several interesting places in Israel: the Jerusalem Western Wall and Holy Sepulcher, Tel Aviv’s traditional Carmel market, streets and parks, beaches and villages, and more. Recorded in May.

    Library highlights:
    • 29 diverse Hebrew and international speaking crowd ambiences
    • recorded with a Sony PCM-D100
    • 96 kHz / 24 bit high resolution
    • each track lasts for 3-6 minutes
    • exclusively on A Sound Effect

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  • City Life Istanbul Ambiences Play Track 160+ sounds included, 317 mins total $69

    Istanbul Ambiences delivers an extensive collection of sounds from Istanbul, Turkey.

    Locations include many areas of the Great Bazaar, the tram station, the harbor, the railway station, the hippodrome, many different neighborhoods and streets, The Blue Mosque courtyard, the gold stock exchange, hotels, workshops, the spice bazaar, open markets, quiet streets, and much more.

    166 recordings are included for more than 5 hours of authentic, atmospheric ambiences from Istanbul in total!

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  • City Life Italian Ambiences Play Track 259+ sounds included, 277 mins total $56

    Get the true sounds of Italy in this authentic collection.

    The Italian Ambiences sound effects library features recordings from places such as an Italian airport, bar, beach, city ambiences, crowd, countryside, market, pub, school, residential area, supermarket, train station, marina, museum, office, restaurant, tavern, village and many more.

    Also includes a great collection of recordings from the historic city of Venice, Italy – excellent for old-city atmospheres. In total, more than 4.5 hours of atmospheric Italian recordings and ambiences are included.

    Just updated with more sounds:
    51 new recordings have been added to this library, including recordings from restaurants, bars, markets and more
    Additional update: Sounds of beaches, fireworks and much more have been added – 74 sounds, bringing the total number to 259 Italian ambiences

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  • City Life Italian Crowds and Countrysides Play Track 28 sounds included, 66 mins total $9.99

    The provided collection features over 1 hour of ambient recordings in Northern Italy, in the Trentino, Veneto, Lombardia, Piemonte, and Liguria regions and include cities, country sides, mountains, grape fields, national parks, roomtones, crowds,  mornings/days/afternoon and nights. Also noted is some city ambiences and crowds are void of traffic noise as some city laws forbid traffic, they are clean and isolated calm and quiet crowds.

    They are stereo recordings in decoded  MS and XY. All files are mastered the same, in Protools HD, and are monitored through a phase scope to keep the files phase coherent, and edited to be M&E friendly.

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  • City Life Italian People Play Track 190+ sounds included $32

    Get the voices of Italy in this library, covering Italians in the streets, at concerts, amusement parks, schools, markets, at home and more – it even covers chanting at a gladiator fight at the Colosseum. Features men, women and children – solo and in crowds of various sizes.

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  • City Life Italy – Sicilian Ambients Play Track 36+ sounds included, 287 mins total $50 $25

    Get almost 5 hours of sounds of Sicily, Italy – captured at various locations during different times of the day. The library features sounds of both empty and crowded streets. Mornings and nights sounded different from siesta time, that’s why I’ve recorded streets during all those times.

    Another location was a fish market recorded in the morning, during most intense moments.

    Other files covers the traffic on the streets full of honking scooters, barking dogs and just cars passing by.

    In addition to the recordings from Trapani, you’ll find sound of the airports, not only in Italy but also in Poland, which contains both Polish and Italian walla.

    Walla sounds varies from ones with a lot of people talking from different directions, to more narrow ones, with small groups speaking from one place. Most of the recordings are not that easy to distinguish, but there are also files where you can hear very clearly every word.

    Italy – Sicilian Ambients features 36 WAV files, recorded with two 8040s plugged into Sound Devices 702 and Sony PCM-M10 portable recorder. The total length of the files is 321 minutes.

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  • City Life Jamaican Vibrations Play Track 50 sounds included, 243 mins total $30 $20

    Get the sounds and ambiences of Jamaica in this very special sound effects library, featuring 4 hours of authentic recordings.

    Recorded over three years, the Jamaican Vibrations SFX library includes walla sounds of Jamaican patois chatting, urban and village ambiences, high mountain atmospheres, forest sounds, car rides, coffee farm working sounds, wooden house sounds, Beaches, as well as cooking sounds from a wooden house kitchen. So if you’re looking for the real sounds of Jamaica, here they are:

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  • City Life Jamaican Vibrations Vol. 2 Play Track 90 sounds included, 702 mins total From: $30 From: $15

    Get the sounds and ambiences of Jamaica in this very special sound effects library, featuring almost 12 hours of authentic recordings.

    An Additional Library of Vol 1. the Jamaican Vibrations SFX library includes Walla sounds of Jamaican Patois chatting, urban and village ambiences, high mountain atmospheres, forest sounds, car rides, coffee farm working sounds, wooden house sounds, roomtones, beaches, as well as a luxury hotel visit. So if you're looking for the real sounds of Jamaica, here they are:

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  • City Life Japan Train and Platform Play Track 43 sounds included, 103 mins total $10

    Train and ambience library recorded in Tokyo, Kobe, and Osaka. Bullet and regional trains, platforms, and station ambiences. Recorded at 96kHz stereo.

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  • City Life Jordan Play Track 32+ sounds included, 80 mins total $45

    'Jordan' is a unique collection of 32 sounds recorded and produced with high-quality equipment. From the northern part of the country to the Red Sea, this collection includes:

    • Desert ambiances from Wadi-Rum and Petra, the “tresor” of the country.
    • Villages, cities and countrysides with nice reverb from the canyons.
    • Various indoor and outdoor markets and bazaars.
    • The muezzin leading the call to prayer at different hours from different perspectives and acoustics with wide and long reverb from the hilly landscape.

    This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds recorded through the western part of the country using DPA, Neumann and Audio technica mics powered by an Aeta Mixy Recorder. All Faunethic tracks include Soundminer metadata tags.

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  • City Life Kolkata City Surround Ambiences Play Track 152 sounds included, 847 mins total $164 $139.40

    The city of Kolkata, India, is one of the sonically richest locations in the world. This library features over 25 locations and 276 files of both day and night time recordings in 5.1 and stereo formats. Feel the relentless energy of Bagbazar Street, the traffic rumble over Howrah Bridge, walk through the flower market along the Ganges river, and much more…

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  • City Life La Gomera’s Spirit Play Track 22+ sounds included, 118 mins total $30 $15

    La Gomera’s Spirit is a sound effects library featuring authentic sounds of the small Canarian island’s life.

    This collection contains sounds of Villages, Beaches and Nature Sounds.

    It features typical Streets, Walla, Traffic Sounds, Beaches, Nature Sounds with Birds, Residential Village Sounds.

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  • City Life Langa – Township Ambiences Play Track 25+ sounds included, 53 mins total $20 $10

    Langa – Township Ambiences is a collection of everyday sounds recorded within a vibrant township community in the heart of Cape Town. The townships are always a busy place with a lot of different soundscapes to offer – from the chaotic market street in the town centre to the quieter houses/shacks on the outskirts. This collection has both interior and exterior ambiences and wallas to set the scene for any project set in a lively city environment. This pack consists of 25 Ambiences.

    Photo Credits: Matthias v.d Neut

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  • City Life Laos Play Track 49+ sounds included, 93 mins total $40

    'Laos' is a unique collection of 49 sounds recorded and produced with high-quality equipment. From north to south, this collection includes:

    • Village: from northern mountains, far away from civilization
    • Countryside: animals and farm life.
    • Forest: from southern valleys and central old colonies.
    • Market: from small to big, outdoor and indoor
    • City: average-sized with peace atmosphere.

    This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds recorded through all the country using DPA, Neumann and Audio technica mics powered by an Aeta Mixy Recorder. All Faunethic tracks include Soundminer metadata tags.

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  • Ambisonics Large Crowd Reactions Play Track 81+ sounds included, 53 mins total $75

    Sometimes emotion comes when you feel together as one. This is happening in stadiums, arenas, demonstrations when people are as one voice. This collection gets you the power of the crowd. People will go through various feelings, sometimes silent or very noisy, you will be able to cover a lot of situations with it. Moreover ambisonic format-B 3D recordings are great to enhance those kind of situations.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • City Life Leaked Noise Play Track 36 sounds included, 84 mins total $40

    What is LEAKED NOISE? Well, in the case of this sound pack, it is the sound that is somewhat removed from the listener. It might be the people upstairs having a blazing argument (and later on when they have made up, getting amorous), the garage band next door rehearsing their songs, the kid in the basement practicing drums or the one down the school hall practising flute. In this pack, you will find lots of LEAKED NOISE that might be just right for your project, be it TV, film, radio, videogame or theatre.

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  • City Life Libraries Play Track 38 sounds included, 190 mins total $40

    This sound library is full of library recordings. These range from city to public and university libraries. With 38 recordings of 5 minutes (for a total of more than 3 hours of recordings) there are a heap of different options depending on if you’re after a busy reception or a quiet study space. All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.

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  • City Life Lisbon City Sounds Play Track 44 sounds included, 70 mins total $35

    Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest city in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by hundreds of years. Lisbon (Portuguese: Lisboa) has experienced a renaissance in recent years, with a contemporary culture that is alive and thriving and making its mark in today's Europe.

    This small collection of sounds includes a variety of ambiences, feels, and classics Lisbon Sounds. They are part of my last travel to this amazing city!

    They include sounds from Rossio Square, Comerce Square, Trains, Belem, Underground, Baixo Chiado Neighbourdhood, Sant George Castle, street and market ambiences.

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  • Ambisonics London Ambisonics : Exteriors Play Track 20 sounds included, 127 mins total $70

    This is a collection of sounds recorded at various locations in London, UK. Recordings of landmarks such as Trafalgar Square and Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben), various London streets, and green spaces are all featured, totalling 127 minutes of ambisonic audio, with an average length of 6 mins 22 seconds.

    The files have been decoded to AmbiX, but can be converted to FuMa with the free Ambi Converter from Noise Makers, or decoded to any format from mono to 7.1.2 Atmos using Harpex-X or the free Røde Soundfield plug-in.

    No noise reduction has been used, apart from on the recording of Big Ben, and the unprocessed version is also included.

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  • City Life London City Sounds Play Track 79 sounds included, 320 mins total $120

    SSL11 London City Sounds is our first project recorded in London exclusively during a 4 days visit in the city. SURROUND SOUND LAB Team traveled to London just to record the main essence of this city!

    Parks, Ambiences, Traffic, Wallas, indoors crowds, buses, trains, stations and touristic places, all available right now in this huge library.

    More than 4:30 hours of original and actual recordings. 79 original field recordings (see map above for geo-localization) in Surround 5.1 , ST and Double MS RAW format (for custom editions).

    Each ambience recorded in this library is at least 3-4 minutes long, so there is no need for looping ambience in your project!

    This library was recorded in a Double MS mic configuration. This provides great post production possibilities.

    Another way to get this library:
    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
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  • City Life London Crowds Vol. I Play Track 20 sounds included, 105 mins total $30

    London Crowds brings you 20 stereo crowd recordings featuring different situations and locations: Luton and Stansted airports; Liverpool Street, King’s Cross, Victoria and Marylebone stations; a pub, a classroom, a terrace bar, an auditorium, a campus university and a few networking events. Crowds go from 10 people up to a cocktail event with dozens of people.

    19 out of 20 locations are interior, so traffic noise is either minimum or absent. English (with British accent) is obviously present in all the files.

    Files come in 24 bit and 96/48 kHz. Total length of the library is 105 minutes.

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  • City Life London Edge Play Track 160+ sounds included, 260 mins total $62.50

    We’ve spent many hours exploring London’s far corners, seeking out the darkest, dirtiest, dimly lit areas of the capital’s streets in search of evocative and truly authentic sounds.

    On visiting a large range of locations across the city we embraced our surroundings to capture the city’s natural reverberation and unique sonic qualities.

    London Edge is the result of our methodical and passionate search for moods, atmospheres and textures, inspired by our favourite London dramas.

    The library contains a collection of recordings from/of:
    • Rooftops
    • Residential Streets
    • Housing Estates
    • Industrial Areas
    • Canal Footpath
    • Skylines
    • Sirens
    • Passenger Trains
    • Freight Trains
    • HVAC Units

    All sounds have been recorded in high-quality 24bit, 96kHz using Sound Devices recorders and Sennheiser MKH8040, MKH416, MKH30 and DPA4060 microphones. Each file has been tagged with detailed Soundminer metadata to speed up workflow and increase organisation.

    The majority of recordings contain both a stereo MS decoded and ORTF version. The midside has a narrower more focused stereo image whilst the ORTF provides a wider version.

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